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THE NAKED APE: Exploring the science and cultural evolution of human psychology, behavior, cognition, language, memory, intelligence, emotion, and consciousness. (Uh, did I miss anything?)

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Those who’ve know me for some time know that I have a moderately strong interest in human consciousness and psychology. Although mind and body cannot exist without one another – and indeed they shape one another – it does seem that the very core of the human experience of ‘self’ exists in the brain alone.

We all know that much of the functioning and maintenance of our body is controlled covertly by the brain or by biological systems that work beneath our threshold of awareness. We do not consciously decide to sweat, or digest our food, or replace our cells.

And yet, in spite of the fact that we know this, we still cling to the illusion that the functioning of our thoughts, our decisions, our perceptions, our preferences, our memories, and our reasoning are under our direct, conscious control.

But neuroscience and psychology are now showing us that this simply is not the case—that the processes of mind and awareness function just as covertly as our biological systems.

That fascinates me!

How is it that the mind – that place of concealment – is also the one place in which awareness itself is known to exist?

The truth is that we don’t know ourselves as well as we’d like to believe. We don’t control our decisions, our perceptions, our motivations, or our memories as well as we think we do.

THE NAKED APE was created to explore these important topics. I welcome any post on human psychology, behavior, cognition, perception, language, memory, intelligence, emotion, and consciousness.

 

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Comment by Doone on March 10, 2020 at 4:34am

Tools for humans go back many millions of years https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1252619/homo-sapiens-history-a...

This type of tool was succeeded by Mode II tools, or Acheulean, which appeared later, around 1.7million years ago.

The find refutes the "single species/single technology" of early Homo - the group of species which includes modern humans and several extinct relatives, including Homo erectus, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances.

In the fields of paleoanthropology and archaeology, stone tools are classified and therefore explained according to their complexity and time period in which they were used.

Mode I tools - also known as Oldowan tools - date back to more than a staggering two-and-a-half million years ago and are generally primitive in nature, usually consisting of stones that have had a handful of flakes chipped off.

A visual map of the evolution of man

Comment by Doone on March 8, 2020 at 2:33pm
Nueva versión de la Tabla Cronoestratigráfica Internacional / New version of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart (v2020/01) http://stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
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Comment by Doone on March 1, 2020 at 7:13pm

Watch 125,000 years of human migration in 1 minute. Credit: Tobias Friedrich http://bit.ly/3cnjDMH

Comment by Doone on February 29, 2020 at 10:59pm

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"These findings about the timing at which interbreeding happened in the human lineage is telling something about how long it takes for reproductive isolation to evolve," said Rogers.

According to the new analysis, super-archaics first emerged as a distinct species 2 million years ago. This early group migrated into Eurasia and expanded to boast a population size of between 20,000 and 50,000 individuals. Around 700,000 years ago, Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestors arrived in Eurasia. The two groups interbred shortly afterwards.  https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/02/21/Earliest-evidence-of-ho...

Until now, this period of early human evolution was unknown.

Comment by Doone on February 29, 2020 at 10:58pm
Madrid hace 400.000 años. Reproducción de un preneandertal (¿Homo heidelbergensis?), en el Museo Arqueológico Regional de Madrid.
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Comment by Doone on February 22, 2020 at 10:17am
Brain shape evolved gradually within the H. sapiens lineage, reaching present-day human variation between about 100,000 and 35,000 years ago.
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Comment by Stephen on February 21, 2020 at 1:17pm

Davy. Maybe I'm a fool but I always expect scientific evidence to persuade even the most ardent of creationists. No, come to think of it I am just a fool.

Comment by Davy on February 21, 2020 at 11:16am

The creationist will never admit they are wrong as it goes against their grain and their ego to admit that fact.

Comment by Doone on February 21, 2020 at 8:19am
#FossilFriday Neandertal crania arranged according to age, demonstrating emergence of adult brow morphology from an initially featureless supraorbital region. Photo: Jeffrey H. Schwartz
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Comment by Stephen on February 21, 2020 at 6:50am

We are really getting down to the nitty-gritty of early human interbreeding, aren't we? When will creationists admit they are wrong?

 
 
 

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